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    The first pic I saw was this.


    I didn't know it at the time but my boy is the little fat one right up the top. I met him at six weeks, and picked him from three boys that were available - he was just the sweetest little guy, and kept coming back to me while they were all playing. His breeders sent me this pic to tide me over for the next two weeks until I could go back and get him.



    He still chooses my company over any doggy games and activities, and still fits in my lap...


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    The first time I saw Pretty (far right in my sig) she was about 5 months old as was sitting in the front of the ute with FIL and was his new working dog.
    I looked at her, fell in love but she was not mine....until....she became pregnant her first season, it was a split one and FIL who was usually very diligent in this area totally missed it.

    She came over for a visit and I noticed she was heavily pregnant. That was IT! Too bad so sad FIL but I dognapped her (full story is catalogued on this forum) She is directly responsible for me now having 4 dogs when I had said no more, lol.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Cute stories! Loving the pics. my turn.
    Finding Barney
    So on a horrid Monday I came home from uni to find my boy Lennox extremely ill. To cut a long story short, we went straight to the vet, and left at 10 past 7 at night with no Lennox. It was awful an everyone was really upset, our kid was about 5 at the time. We also had Chevy, and discussed having her as the only dog.
    Amway, on the Wednesday (this will sound very cold to some, but we still miss Lennox every single day), we both had the day off and got up early and decided to go round the pounds etc and see if anyone was in need.
    We went to the pound in our town, where the OH was enamoured by a dog with the same markings as Lennox (but much larger). He wasn't friendly enough for me to feel comfy bringing him home to a 5 year old. W went to the SPCA in our town and I soon found myself in front of a cage with a small, but large, quiet, fluffy black pup. Not my usual cuppa. I was expecting a staffy x of some description would catch my fancy. I stared at this pup (who later became Barney) an he stare back. He was very quiet and very chubby. He had his head tipped right back leaning on his shoulders. Meanwhile, OH was liking the large yellow brindle with white pup in the pen next door. But I literally stayed in front of Barneys cage.
    Anyway, we found out he'd been found roaming and picked up by the pound and they had just transferred him 5 mins before we got here after being at the pound for a few hours.
    We left and went to the pound in the next town. I thought about the fat black pup the whole time.
    Got home and immediately rang the spca and put my name down. They said "don't get your hopes up, he's well cared for so we expect his owners are probably worried and will be looking for him. We have to wait 7 days but we expect him to be claimed today. If not, you can have him in 2 weeks after we get him vaxed"
    A week later I rang, he hadn't been claimed and I could get him in a week. My mum and I went down and visited with him. I rocked up with my piercings and all in black and they were horrified. I looked about 15 and they started lecturing me. Luckily, my mum jumped in and said "if you met her dog at home, you wouldn't have any concerns". While we visited, Barney lay in a pen with one foot on the door the whole time.
    Anyway, a week later we went and picked the fat wee bugger up. He was boring for a couple of weeks. Couldnt play for any more than about 2 mins before he would drop to the ground where he was and go to sleep. He had NO personality. Luckily that all changed, and if anything, hes got a bit too much now LOL. He was a completely different breed to what we'd normally get. And turn out, we were one of 7 ppl wanting him -lucky for us (and maybe him, w were first).
    And the day we brought him home:



    Pippis story
    Similar to Barneys in some ways, but also different.
    3 months afer we arrived in Australia, we shipped Barney and Chevy over. It was on Chev's 12th birthday that she finally arrived home with her family. Unfortunately, 3 weeks later she became quite sick with cancer we didnt know she had, and we opted to send her over the bridge.
    It was sad, but I guess in some ways not as sad as Lennox. She was horribly sick and we knew it was the right thing for her. Also she was older and it wasnt a shock - well it was (I always thought she would make 16 or 17) but kind of not, hard to explain.
    Anyway, again we discussed whether to get another or not. OH said no, I said yes but agreed to wait for a while.
    Five weeks later, the OH had had a few drinks and I talked him into "just looking at" a litter of foxy/shih tzu x's from the paper (as some of you already know, Pippi is a BYB dog, by a moron). I told the OH, if we decided he liked them, he could pick the pup, but we didnt have to get one just coz we were looking (yea right).
    I dont know why I wanted to look, I didnt like small dogs, and I wasnt a fan of foxys. There were plenty of other litters (pure and x) advertised. Some of breeds I really liked, but this was the only ad that interested me.
    We rang and said we would be over between 6 and 7 to view. There were 2 females left.
    We got there and met Pippi and her sister. Pippi was balck and white, her sister was brown and white. Pippi approached us wagging her stumpy puppy tail while her sister just kind of lay there. OH was immediately smitten by the other pup. I said no. He said "you said I could choose". I said "I dont like your choice, its not interested in us, we should have the puppy who immediately approached us". A little back and forth and he gve in to the kid and I.
    The pups were riddled with fleas (and worms turns out), and I just wanted to get her home and treated. They were advertised for $250, OH offered $180, the lady said no. He said "final offer is $200 or well go elsewhere". She took it (of course, there was a buyer right there).
    And off we went with our new addition. She sat on Ohs lap on way home, and for the first 24 -48 hours was glued to him (I guess because he carried her home). Afer that it all changed, and she has been a very firm mummies girl.
    In the car on the way home, I said "god shes cute" and the oh said "actually, she looks like a little shit"...and he was right, ver ery right. I have never met such a ratbag, but we love it, she is a perfect fit for our fmily
    We shouldnt have supported this ladies breeding practices at all, but, I am glad we did. This wee girl is my absolute soul mate. I have no doubt I would have loved any other dog, but Pippi is different. I feel awful to say it as I always thought Chevy (my first MY dog) was my special girl, and in some ways is, but Pippi and I just have this connection that I doubt I will ever have with another dog.
    I think I was drawn to that ad (despite my taste) becuse the dog I was supposed to get was in that ad.
    And here is the night we brought her home....so yummy

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    I love all your stories and photos. How emotional are those stories?
    Just shows how everyone here is so kind. Lucky doggies!

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    OH MY GOD LALA!! How cute were your poochies as pups!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    OH MY GOD LALA!! How cute were your poochies as pups!!!!
    LOL I know!!!!!!!! Thanks LOL. Im suprised you havent FB stalked them, I have 2 whole albums dedicated to m mtts LOL

    Arent thy all though!
    my mate got a new pup and shes getting annoyed coz it chews, whinges, whatevers.
    I could have pups always. Infinite patience. I find it impossible to get angry or annoyed at a puppy LOL

    They are too cute

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    I am one of those crazy puppy ladies.

    I see a puppy, and I immedtiately go into high picthed let me touch it mode.
    OH hates it, says its embarrassing but I cant help it LMAO

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    LOL Lala.. same!!! I find it easier getting mad at my gorgeous son than Hooch.. and I do get blamed for telling one off (son) and not the other (Hooch)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    I am one of those crazy puppy ladies.

    I see a puppy, and I immedtiately go into high picthed let me touch it mode.
    OH hates it, says its embarrassing but I cant help it LMAO
    Oh my god, I am so the same, lol!! Haha, I love puppies!!

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    Yea, if I didn't have OH here to keep me in line, I would probaby have about 10 dogs.

    But also, I Would probably foster a lot too.

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